First Look and Find: Elmo's Potty Book makes potty training fun. Brightly colored Sesame Street illustrations show Elmo, Grover, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the Sesame Street gang in seven scenes that introduce toddlers to important bathroom concepts—from using the potty to washing hands to realizing that accidents happen. Each two-page spread portrays a scene and provides an illustrated list of items for a child to find. Items are carefully positioned in each picture to prevent frustration and encourage a sense of accomplishment. Here is what children are invited to find in the seven scenes:
- Uncover the underwear on Elmo's unbelievable underwear page.
- Point out items in Elmo's bathroom.
- Search Elmo's playground for toys.
- Look for art supplies at Elmo's preschool.
- Find bat shapes in the Count's bathroom.
- Look for toys in Elmo's toy room.
- Point out prizes at Elmo's Potty Party.
The book suggests seven additional activities for parents and preschoolers to enjoy together. Each focuses on a specific skill, from shape recognition to phonics to counting. The activities help preschoolers develop these skills:
- Search, point, and match.
- Make comparisons.
- Discover concepts such as shapes and colors.
- Follow simple directions.
- Read a book alone.
First Look and Find: Elmo's Potty Book has sturdy board pages that are coated to extend the life of the book, and the padded cover is embossed with sparkling design accents. The book conforms to the Specifications for Toy Safety of ASTM F963-08.